Prof. Gillian Hadfield 

Gillian Hadfield is the Richard L. and Antoinette Kirtland professor of law and   professor of economics at the University of Southern California. Professor Hadfield joined the USC Law faculty in 2001. She studies the design of legal and dispute resolution systems in advanced and developing market economies; the markets for law, lawyers and dispute resolution; contract law and theory; and economic analysis of law; and regulation of legal markets and legal profession. She is the director of the Southern California Innovation Project and co-director of the Center in Law, Economics, and Organization. She teaches Contracts; Advanced Contracts: Strategic Analysis and Advice; and Legal Design.

Professor Hadfield holds a B.A.H. from Queen’s University, a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. She served as clerk to Chief Judge Patricia Wald on the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. Prior to joining the faculty at USC, she was on the law faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Toronto, and a member of the faculty of the Global Law School at New York University and the European School for New Institutional Economics. Professor Hadfield was the Sidley Austin Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School for the Winter Term of 2010 and the Justin W. D'Atri Visiting Professor of Law, Business and Society at Columbia Law School in the fall of 2008. She was a 2006-07 and 2010-11 fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1993. She also has held Olin Fellowships at Columbia Law School, Cornell Law School and USC and is a member of the Comparative Law and Economics Forum. She is past president of the Canadian Law and Economics Association and a former director of the American Law and Economics Association. She is currently director of the American Law and Economics Association; a member of the board of the International Society for New Institutional Economics; and a member of the American Law Institute.

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